Alyssia Martinez says she will never again run for mayor in New York City because she is “not a candidate.”
The New York Daily News reported on Tuesday that Martinez was asked to leave a rally on March 13 when she was asked by a supporter to address the crowd in a way that was “unacceptable.”
The Daily News quoted Martinez as saying that she was forced to “put the words down because it was not respectful.”
She added that she would not be returning to the campaign trail and that she wanted to “leave a legacy.”
She also said that the campaign’s support of Democratic mayoral candidate Karen Bass “was not the right thing to do.”
Martinez’s decision came days after former Democratic New York Assemblywoman Liz Krueger announced that she will not run for the seat vacated by state Sen. Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-N.Y.).
Kruegers defeated Kruegens in November 2016.
Martinez is currently the chair of the New York State Council of Economic Development.